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#1 Joshua James Barry

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:37 AM

Someone recently told me that freezing your raw or selvedge jeans, by putting them in a plastic bag inside your freezer, is a good way to keep them clean, without washing them. Saying that it kills the bacteria that would be accumulated whilst wearing them for long periods of time.

Can anyone validate this for me ? I've never even heard of this theory before.

Sounds ridiculous.
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#2 southfive

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:39 AM

Lol Wut?????
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 06:41 AM

Some people say to apply baking soda to the parts that smell the worst and just stick them inside the freezer, folded up overnight.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:13 AM

The way I've heard it, it's just to eliminate smell.
No magic freezer cleaning theory at work as far as I know.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:25 AM

the freezer method was recomended a bit when i first joined this site, but not to clean, but, as was mentioned, to kill the bacteria/smells. if you pull them out of teh freezer and they are still filthy dont be surprised.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:27 AM

The germs don't die... they just stay dorment. You need to ultra-freeze it to kill them...
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:36 AM

Uz fabreeez antimicrobial n00bs.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:41 AM

Yeah, it was something just to kill the smell. This kinda reminds me of that story I heard when I was a kid that if you broke your plastic bmx bike rim and tossed it in the freezer, it would fix it. That was ridiculous.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:50 AM

Maybe an expired CO2 fire-extinguisher eh?....

good way to recycle sort of..
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 11:16 AM

This kind of reminds me of THE SEARCH BUTTON!!!
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:18 PM

Wash your jeans to clean them; put wet jeans in the freezer to freeze them.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:47 PM

For all them smelly blue jeans - http://www.thetobi.com/
It's the no1 odor-removing product on the market, works every time with great result.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 04:58 PM

On the ISS Forum somebody recommended putting your jeans in a bucket of water then putting the pucket into the freezer to make the jeans stiff again.
Somebody try this and get back to us.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 05:54 PM

On the ISS Forum somebody recommended putting your jeans in a bucket of water then putting the pucket into the freezer to make the jeans stiff again.
Somebody try this and get back to us.



freezey combz!
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:06 PM

anti-bacteria Lysol kills HIV and herpes.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:24 PM

I've tried this before when my jeans started to smell. It seemed to work pretty well for a little while, but soon they were back to where they started.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:02 PM

anti-bacteria Lysol kills HIV and herpes.



its true

i sprayed my diors and let them air out......it worked out well
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:23 PM

It's called putting them on ice
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:11 AM

anti-bacteria Lysol kills HIV and herpes.


Really? i gots to get me some of this shit... stat!
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:30 AM

I heard if you soak your denim and put it on wet then jump into a chest freezer you'll have the nicest fades plus you will have frozen yourself in time until whenever your freezer breaks down and you thaw out. True or false?

So crazy.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:11 AM

anti-bacteria Lysol kills HIV and herpes.


Really? i gots to get me some of this shit... stat!
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:30 AM

I heard if you soak your denim and put it on wet then jump into a chest freezer you'll have the nicest fades plus you will have frozen yourself in time until whenever your freezer breaks down and you thaw out. True or false?

So crazy.
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Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:22 AM

last week it was freezing and i put my joints on the line after a hot soak. i went outside hours later, and they were frozen stiff. they havent stood up like that since their initial soaking. and no, freezing them will still leave them as dirty as they were before, if you didn't @ least soak&rinse them first. you cant freeze off dirt. if you wear them on the reg you wont have too be scared of water. there is no "magic process" water will not wash away indigo that you havent broken down through some sort of abrasion... unless your shits are dyed bullshit. just freezing them wont make them crisp/rigid for long.
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Posted 25 December 2007 - 04:59 PM

If I were a mod I would have closed this topic as soon as I noticed it.
Just saying...
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#25 Domyjeans

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:23 PM

It can kills the bacteria but will not clean it! :)
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

i'm glad that's finally cleared up.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:36 PM

Funny, since Cotton posted that, he became a mod. That's how old this shit is.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:56 AM

I haven't seen this posted yet but a common trick used by people to clean their motorcycles leathers and helmets is baby wipes. you cant wash the leather or helmet so you wipe them with baby wipes when they get rank. Might work for jeans as well, just a thought.
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#29 Danny @ Rivet & Hide

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:24 PM

Don't think that would work. It would wipe of the indigo leaving lighter patches. Freezing for 48 hours is good way of killing bacteria and odours.
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Posted 02 July 2011 - 12:25 PM

let me clarify, you are wiping the inside of the garment with the baby wipe not the outside. its not a spot cleaning treatment its a way motorcyclers use to get their leathers/helmet to stop smelling and it removes dirty/odor from the inside of the garment where it starts. i hadn't seen this method posted, am well aware that freezing doesn't clean the jeans. sorry to bump the thread.
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